The gaming industry is in a downward spiral. The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall are seen as the only things that could stimulate the market. The good news, though, is that Amazon has revealed that both consoles are in extremely high demand so far. The company on Friday announced that Sony and Microsoft’s systems gave its gaming store its biggest preorder week of all time. At its peak, Amazon saw preorders of more than 2,500 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles per minute during last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
“E3 week pre-orders of [Xbox One and PlayStation 4] consoles brought a year-over-year increase in orders of more than 4,000%, compared to consoles ordered during E3 week last year,” Amazon said in a press release, according to the Financial Post.
The company noted that preorders during E3 were nearly twice as much as all video game sales the site saw on Black Friday in 2012. Unfortunately, Amazon did not reveal preorders for specific platforms or the total number.